Nikolas Rose's Analysis

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Nikolas Rose elucidates the process by which this new formula of rule has usurped that of the welfare state.38 He argues that it was the linking of the critiques of the welfare state (from both sides of the political spectrum) to the political technologies associated with marketization, that provided the basis for "advanced liberal" rule. Welfare agencies are now to be governed, not directly from above, but through technologies such as budget disciplines, accountancy and audit. In association with this "degovernmentalization" of the welfare state, competition and consumer demand have supplanted the norms of "public service." Correspondingly, the citizen is re-specified as an active agent both able and obliged to exercise autonomous
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